Defusing tensions between the Western and Islamic world remains a top priority for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).
Speaking at the 2014 global forum of the Alliance, the UNAOC High Representative recalled that the organization was created after the tragic events of September 11, 2001 in New York.
UNAOC’s mission is to create a “culture of peace” by preventing conflicts among cultures, religions and race, Mr Nassir Al-Nasser noted.
The Secretary-General, heads of state, government, business leaders, faith leaders and youth are meeting in Bali on Friday to debate mutual interests across religions and cultures.
Mr Al-Nasser began by sharing with Nan Zheng what the forum is about.